Wigan manager Gary Caldwell says that the club should start doing well in the home matches if their league position is to improve substantially.
After continuous relegations, the club finds itself in League One in the space of a few years. They have targeted a return to the Championship, but it is proving much difficult than expected. The club are 6th in the league table with several points already separating them from the table leaders. It looks like the club will have to settle for a play-off place, which is highly speculative, in order to reach the Championship.
Gary Caldwell wants his boys to continue on the winning ways when they travel to Valley Parade in a couple of days’ time.
If Wigan manages to secure another win there, it would be their third on the trot in a space of one week.
Leicester City have continued where they left off in the league last season, as a 3-2 victory over Birmingham City meant that the team enjoyed an unbeaten pre-season, which they then took into their league form.
Much has been made about their new strength in depth, with new signings slotting seamlessly into place, heightening the chance of players such as Centre-Back Robert Huth moving on, with Wigan one of the favourites to land him.
For the past few weeks, Joey Barton was believed to be making his way of joining West Ham United but despite all of the rumors and speculations involving the veteran midfielder, the player himself confirmed that a deal has not been completed and will not occur.
Joey Barton uploaded a video where he confirmed that the deal was called as the 32 year old player said: "For this moment in time, it's just not meant to be. I really felt I could have offered something to West Ham and you're building a good squad there."
David Perkins has become one of the first signings for Wigan Athletic as they begin their life in the League One for next season.
The midfielder was released by Blackpool after the end of a disappointing Championship season. He was amongst the 17 professionals released by the Seasiders, as they finished bottom of the table. However, Wigan manager Gary Caldwell believes that the experience of the pro will have a huge role to play as the club try to get back into the Championship. The club has completed a full circle after their relegation to League One.
Wigan Athletic parted company with manager Malky Mackay after less than a year in charge, as even the arrival of the former Cardiff City manager failed to improve the club’s fortunes.
Bolton Wanderers were involved in one of the thrilling matches of the Championship last weekend after a 4-3 loss against Watford.
It looked like both teams were heading for a thrilling 3-3 draw but Watford had other plans of their mind after grabbing a late winner through Deeney.
On May 11 of 2013, Wigan Athletic made history as they overcame Manchester City in the finals of the FA Cup with a solo goal from Ben Watson nailing the triumph for Wigan. It was a historic match and moment for Wigan Athletic as they claimed their first major trophy in the history of the club which over 80 years long.
It seems like that moment was the peak of Wigan Athletic as everything has started to crumble into pieces from there on out.
After being appointed as the manager of Wigan under controversial circumstances, Malky Mackay has not enjoyed a great start to life at the DW stadium.
Wigan have had only one win in the last five Championship matches. As a result, they sit 23rd in the table with the threat of relegation still increasing with every week. The Championship campaign takes a break for this weekend as FA Cup resumes in the third round with Wigan taking on Bolton away from home.
During the months of September, October and November, Wigan Athletic managed to win 1 league match. All of the other results besides that victory were either defeats or draws and this abysmal start of the season led to the head coach UweRosler getting sacked.